‘Cops working to root out religious fundamentalism’

Staff Correspondent

18 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed has called upon the country’s people to inform law enforcers if anybody is suspected of being involved in religious fanaticism.

“If anybody asks you to choose the path of radicalism, please alert law enforcers. We will take steps against those suspects,” the IGP said while speaking as the chief guest at a programme at Rajarbagh Police Lines in the capital on Sunday.

Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) of police arranged the event marking the launch of online video commercial (OVC) and television video commercial (TVC) to end online extremism.

Benazir Ahmed said that religious bigots are carrying out their activities on social networking websites to tempt people into militancy, but policemen are on alert for anyone acting suspiciously.

Additional Inspector General of Police Mohammad Kamrul Ahsan, also the chief of the ATU unit, delivered the welcome speech while Additional IGP Dr Mainur Rahman Chowdhury, Rector of Police Staff College Dr Mohammad Nazibur Rahman, DMP Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam and some other senior police officers were present on the occasion.